Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Architecture Wednesday: Reconstruction of a Villa

This renovation of an old stone house into something modern and clean and glass is amazing.

The architect began by mapping out units of space in three distinct zones: Zone one is a sleeping area, Zone two is a central gallery, and Zone three is a fireplace area and children’s room

The central gallery defines the zones by providing a vertical division of the left and right sides of the home, as well as a visual connection to each level; to create this effect the architect designed a bridge and staircase constructed from glass and steel, that leads one up or down, but also opens up the tiny space.

I think that’s why this home intrigues me, because it’s narrow and tall, and old and glass, but you can see nearly all of it from one space; all the way through, all the way up. I like the mixture of old stone and glass. Though, yeah, maneuvering those stairs and halls while slightly cock-a-tailed would be tricky.

2 comments:

mistress maddie said...

Wow, I don't think I have ever seen anything like this. It is quite amazing. I agree the odd with modern is very nice. Love the color palette too. "Though, yeah, maneuvering those stairs and halls while slightly cock-a-tailed would be tricky." Oh dear, where there's a will, there's a way. That's what the houseboys are for.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Oooooh, I NEED this!